​Selling your home is a big undertaking. To get the most for your home, you should have a plan of action. Knowing how to sell a house will go a long way. If I were selling my home, I would definitely hire a real estate agent or a real estate lawyer. My fear of selling a house on my own is that I would miss something important, or that I would not get what my house was worth. A real estate agent will help you cover every single base, so the process of selling your home is worthwhile and better in the long run. But even if you decide to hire a real estate agent, your job has only begun.

The first thing you want to do, even before you hire a REALTOR, is to clean your house from top to bottom. I am not talking about your weekly cleaning, or even spring cleaning. You want your house to be spotless because a clean house is always more attractive to buyers. If you can afford it, hiring a professional cleaning service is not a bad idea. Once your house is clean, take an honest look around. You should seriously consider repainting any colorful rooms. Bland is best when marketing a home. Your tastes in color will most likely not be the same as your prospective buyers.

Remove as much furniture as possible. Again, mostly empty bland rooms are going to help your home sell. Remove any personal touches or trinkets you may have lying around. You want your home to feel like a clean slate to potential buyers. You want them to walk in and begin brainstorming how they would make it their own; this creates a quick connection between them and the house, and it will stay in their minds long after they have left.

On the other hand, your real estate agent can help you stage your home. Staging your home is what a REALTOR does to make your house most appealing, whether it be removing furniture or just placing a vase with flowers in the middle of your dining room table.

You may want to hire a house inspector to make sure there are no problems that are going to kill a deal. Most home buyers will be hiring their own inspector and many times, their offer on your home is contingent upon a clean report from the inspector. It usually costs less to fix any problems ahead of time.

Now that your house is bland and it has passed inspection, discuss with your real estate agent the asking price they think you should put on your house. A REALTOR will look at other recent sales in your neighborhood as well as the conditions of those sales. Once you have established an asking price, you should also consider what the least amount is that you are willing to take. Interested buyers will usually make an offer that is below your asking price. Having a minimum price in mind will stop you from accepting an offer that you will regret later on.

Selling a house is a formidable task. Hiring a real estate agent can reduce your stress significantly. And do not forget to have a plan of action so there are no surprises later on.

Selling a house is a formidable task. Hiring a real estate agent can reduce your stress significantly. And do not forget to have a plan of action so there are no surprises later on.

​Getting The Most For Your Home

Have A Plan Of Action When You Sell Your Home